I love vintage school books, and I have many of my Mother’s and mine. I have displayed a LOT of them on the mantel.
I also have a lot of apples for the teachers, because it never hurts to butter up the teacher. I was never the “teacher’s pet”. Were you?
The A-B-C’s are prominently displayed.
Vintage globes for Geography lessons.
Of course, we can’t forget Math. (When I was in school, I wished somebody would forget Math, but it was there every year.)
I guess my mantel is more a reflection of my school days than of my grandchildren’s school days. Today, it would probably be more appropriate to fill my mantel with computers for a back to school celebration.
But I love my vintage school memorabilia, and maybe it will remind my grandchildren that there really are ways to learn, other than the computer – at least there used to be other ways (back in the olden days!).
Have your children/grands started back to school yet? Mine have another week of freedom before school begins. I have asked my four school-aged grands if they are ready for school to start. Surprisingly, all four answered “yes”! I think if he were able to answer, our fifth grandchild, Cooper, who is eight and one-half months old, would say he wasn’t ready. I’m afraid he’s going to miss his big sisters, who keep him entertained all day.
A-B-C-D-E-F-G, Tell me what you think of me. (Just kidding – don’t really tell me what you think of me!) I’m so glad you stopped in at my blog. laurie
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